ideal standard 29/11/04: 70 minutes of net ambient meant for lonely night wandering. First broadcasted on RBS / Strasbourg.
Date 0000-00-00 00:00:00Run time 70 min.
I always have mixed feelings when thinking of the town i'm living. Somehow i never got comfortable here, and i know many friends who left Strasbourg like thieves. Sometimes for professional reasons. And sometimes because they just could'nt cope with it any longer.
There must be something wrong in the air we breathe, perhaps it's the fact that almost nothing happens, and when something does, it never ends the way you figured out.
And the same can be said about the people you meet here, it never turns the way you figured out. Many times i felt that the whole city is perhaps the closest you can get to hell.
In my personnal map, this picture shows the most evil place i know.
This is the corner where we separate late at night.
And you'll never find anybody out at these moments.
May 2, 2005
(my rating is actually 3.5 - it would be 4, except for the vocal intro and outro; see below).
this is an excellent ambient soundscape, although i feel the vocal tracks at the start and finish break the ambient mood (and this .ogg does not seek well). for the rest of the music, thank you - i wish i could get Strasbourg RBS here on the southern tip of africa.
wandering the streets seems, maybe, to be the same in any city, or at least it's more similar wandering the streets in any city than it is a few kilometres out of any city, not wandering the streets. how else can a SoCal artist convey the mood of Strasbourg here in Cape Town?
i have one 'complaint' (other than those vocal tracks): it is hard to tell who the artist is on a mix of ambient material such as this. perhaps the tracklisting could include time-stamps? (note that this is a compliment to how skilful the mix is - the tracks merge perfectly).